A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has shaken southern Mexico Friday evening, setting off alarms as far-off as Mexico Metropolis, however with out instant experiences of injury
MEXICO CITY — A 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico Friday evening, setting off alarms as far-off as Mexico Metropolis, however with out instant experiences of injury.
The U.S. Geological Survey mentioned the earthquake occurred shortly after 11 p.m. native time close to the city of Matias Romero within the southern state of Oaxaca. It was at a depth of 67 miles (108 kilometers).
Oaxaca state’s civil protection company mentioned it was monitoring for experiences of injury.
Sturdy shaking was felt in Oaxaca’s capital. At a packed amphitheater, the band stopped performing and was ushered off the stage, however the crowd appeared to stay calm.
Oaxaca Gov. Salomón Jara Cruz urged calm through the social media platform X and mentioned that state officers had been checking for impacts from the earthquake throughout the state.
Within the neighboring state of Veracruz, the civil protection company mentioned the earthquake was felt in areas, however that there have been no preliminary experiences of injury or accidents.
The temblor triggered seismic alarms in Mexico Metropolis, driving residents into the streets, however in most areas shaking was not felt.